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Praise Songs – Because He Lives
Matt Maher – Because He Lives
This song is delightful. Its lyric resonates powerfully with me. Whenever hearing it, I can’t help but answer “Amen”. Because of God’s existence, we have confidence and courage every day. Entrusting our life to God, we are no longer on tenterhooks for future. Only God can solve our problems of sinning and confessing. So, we won’t feel uneasy any more.
Not long ago, I noticed online that many Christians has the same situation: We live in a cycle of sinning and repenting. That’s hard to escape. We feel uneasy, worrying that we can’tto when the Lord returns. Because He once said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant stays not in the house for ever: but the Son stays ever” (Jhn 8:34-35). “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries” (Hebrews 10:26-27). Then, how can we break free from the boundage of sin through and through and be fully purified so that enter the kingdom of heaven?
says, “Though man has been redeemed and forgiven of his sins, it is only considered as God not remembering the transgressions of man and not treating man in accordance with man’s transgressions. However, when man lives in the flesh and he has not been set free from sin, he can only continue to sin, endlessly revealing the corrupt satanic disposition. This is the life that man leads, an endless cycle of sin and forgiveness. The majority of men sin in the day only to confess in the evening. As such, even if the sin offering is forever effective for man, it would not be able to save man from sin. Only half the work of salvation has been completed, for man still has corrupt disposition….it runs deeper than sin, planted by Satan and deeply rooted within man. It is not easy for man to become aware of his sins; man is unable to recognize his own deeply rooted nature. Only through judgment by the word can such effects be achieved. Only thus can man gradually be changed from that point onward.” “The sins of man could be forgiven through the sin offering, but man has been unable to resolve the issue of just how he can no longer sin and how his sinful nature can be cast away completely and be transformed. The sins of man were forgiven because of the work of God’s crucifixion, but man continued to live in the old, corrupt satanic disposition. As such, man must be completely saved from the corrupt satanic disposition so that the sinful nature of man is completely cast away and never again develops, thus allowing the disposition of man to be changed. This requires man to understand the path of growth in life, the way of life, and the way to change his disposition. It also needs man to act in accordance with this path so that the disposition of man can gradually be changed and he can live under the shining of the light, and that he can do all things in accord with the will of God, cast away the corrupt satanic disposition, and break free from Satan’s influence of darkness, thereby emerging fully from sin. Only then will man receive complete salvation.” God’s word has showed clearly the way to be purified. The ’ precious blood has redeemed us, our sins are forgiven. However, our deep-seated sinful nature still exists just as before, so we still frequently sin and resist God. When speaking or do things, we often use a mix of personal intentions. When unfavorable people or matters come upon us, we still judge and question God’s work. In addition, we have conflict among people, can’t love one another and love neighbour as ourselves. That requires us to understand the way of life that from God and know our corrupt nature, practice the truth and discern good from evil, gradually live out His words and act in accordance with the will of God in all things, and submit to His sovereignty and arrangements. Only in this way, can we be brought in the kingdom of heaven.
After knowing the way to enter the kingdom of God, I’m no longer in a panic. I will cherish the treasure of time every day to practice the truth. True peace and joy come from obeying God’s orchestrations and arrangements. Just as the lyric of this song, “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives, every fear is gone, I know He holds my life, my future, in His hands”. Thank God! All the glory be to Him!
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